Thomas T. Glasgow

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Schaumburg, Illinois

Glasgow & Olsson
Thomas T. Glasgow
Glasgow & Olsson

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1994

Education: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2024

Glasgow & Olsson

1834 Walden Office Square
Suite 575
Schaumburg, IL 60173


Thomas T. Glasgow is a founder of the Schaumburg-based law firm, Glasgow & Olsson, in Illinois. Representing the people of Illinois, especially in the Chicago metropolitan area, he focuses his practice on civil litigation, administrative law and criminal defense cases. He is well-known for his proficient representation in cases, involving charges of drug trafficking, aggravated felony, DUI/DWI defense, self defense and murder.

With close to three decades of professional legal experience, Mr. Glasgow has won his clients settlements worth more than $8 million. He is admitted to practice before the federal and trial courts of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also imparted knowledgeable insights to the students of law at Concordia University Chicago as an adjunct professor.

Securing a scholarship from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law, Mr. Glasgow obtained his Juris Doctor in 1994. He also holds a 1990 Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and government from The University of Mississippi. At law school, he was a part of the dean’s list and an active member of the National Trial Competition team and the Dean’s Advisory Council.

Having worked at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for several years, Mr. Glasgow has engaged closely in the activities of the Narcotics Division, Juvenile Division, Traffic Division and Criminal Appeals Division, prosecuting crimes of various degrees. He has also been court-appointed as a special prosecutor and special assistant public defender for the Cook County Government.

Owing to his list of accomplishments in the field, Mr. Glasgow has received several recognitions, including selection to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and the American Academy of Trial Lawyers Premier 100 Trial Attorneys. His volunteer and pro bono efforts have earned him the Public Service Award by the Northwest Suburban Bar Association. He is rated with a perfect score of 10.0 on Avvo.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Murder

  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Constitutional Law
  • 10% Administrative Law
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 1994, Illinois

Firm News (Newsletters):
  • Illinois Police May Stop & Frish Criminal Suspects
  • Juvenile Interrogation and Detention
  • Dissipation of Income in a Marriage
  • Top Ten Mistakes Divorcing Couples Make
  • IDFPR Complaints and Investigation
  • Five Things To Know About Driving Under The Influence In Illinois
  • Prohibitions On Concealed Carry In Illinois
  • Written Discovery in Divorces
  • Get out of jail free?
  • What To Do If Your Illinois Professional License Has A Complaint Filed Against It
  • Violations of Probation in Illinois: Felony and Misdemeanor
  • Changes to the Marijuana DUI Law in Illinois
  • You Have The Right To Remain Silent
  • Drugged Driving in Illinois
  • Stalking No Contact: Obtaining an Order of Protection
  • A Father's Child Custody & Visitation Rights
  • Medical Marijuana and Driving Under the Influence
  • The IDFPR Appellate Process
  • Grounds for Divorce
  • Understanding the New Eavesdropping Law in Illinois
  • Collateral Licensure Issues for DUI Convictions
  • Claiming Dissipation in a Divorce Proceeding
  • Orders of Protection, Petitioner vs. Respondent
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Past Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Past Member, Nominating Committee, Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1994
  • Member, Steering Committee, Metropolis Performing Arts Center
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2011
  • Chairman, Zoning Board of Appeals, Village of Arlington Heights
  • Past Member, Board of Governors, Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Past Chairman, Holiday Party Committee, Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1994
  • Past Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2011
  • Trustee, Village of Arlington Heights
  • Former Treasurer, Northwest Water Commission of Cook County
  • Former Co-Chair, Judges Night, Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Illinois, 1994
  • Past Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1994
  • Past Member, Central District of Illinois Health Care Fraud Committee of U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney's Office
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2011
  • Mayor Pro Tem, Village of Arlington Heights
  • President Pro Tem, Northwest Water Commission of Cook County
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Ch. 13: "Aggravated DUI" Defending DUI and Related Cases, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, August, 2006-Present, Author Lecturer
  • 2007 - Present, Defending DUI and Related Cases, Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Instructor, Health Care Investigator Training, Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
Educational Background:
  • University of Mississippi, B.A, Political Science and Government , 1990
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Capital Litigation Bar 1st Chair Certification for Death Penalty cases., 2006
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pro Bono Service Award for Public Service, 2009
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2024
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2023
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Public Service Award, Pro Bono Service Award, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, 2009

Office location for Thomas T. Glasgow

1834 Walden Office Square
Suite 575
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Phone: 847-577-8700


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2024

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